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Looking beyond lobbying: Judge's vision for growth

Steve Judge brings lobbying chops to his role leading PEGCC, but also aims to provide services the industry can get nowhere else

Sept. 19, 2014


The Private Equity Growth Capital Council got its start just seven years ago, and Steve Judge was the group’s third employee, after founding CEO Douglas Lowenstein and his assistant. Judge assumed leadership of the group—first as interim—on Lowenstein’s departure in 2011.

Judge says PEGCC is still very much in growth mode. Started with just a handful of companies, the group now includes 34 private equity firms and more than a dozen associate members.

“It takes time to represent an industry that hasn’t been represented before,” Judge said. “The vision is that when we fully mature as an organization … we will provide a reason for every professional job in a private equity firm to be affiliated or connected with PEGCC.”